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About Account Management

Welcome to the About Account Management page. The new account management functionality will enable the user to centrally sign into NSF systems to perform proposal and award activities. Below you will find user guide PDFs and videos that will walk you through from establishing an NSF account to performing administrative functions for your organization.

Video Tutorials
Below are step-by-step video tutorials on how to use the new account management functionality:
  Register for an NSF Account
  Register a New Entity in the System for Award Management (SAM)
  Video Coming Soon - View and Edit Your NSF Account & Role Information
  Video Coming Soon - Register a New Organization with NSF
  Video Coming Soon - Migrate Your Existing NSF Account

Frequently Asked Questions
To see a list of frequently asked questions and their answers, download the PDF below.
Frequently Asked Questions - Account Management Guide

Migrate Your Existing NSF Account
To migrate your existing NSF account to NSF’s new account management system, you must verify your account’s primary email address and phone number. If you created your NSF account before March 23, 2018 and your email address is associated with more than one NSF account, you will be prompted to verify information. For more information about verifying your account information, download the PDF below.
Migrate Your Existing NSF Account - Account Management Guide

Your NSF Account
To submit proposals to the National Science Foundation (NSF) and conduct other award-related activities using NSF systems, you must have an NSF ID. This ID is a unique numerical identifier assigned to users by NSF through the registration process outlined below. For step by step information on how to create, view, and edit your account information, download the PDFs below.
Register for an NSF Account to Begin Using FastLane and Research.gov - Account Management Guide
View and Edit my NSF Account Profile Information - Account Management Guide
  Register for an NSF Account

Navigation
The Account Management system includes pages for Administrators to manage user and organization information and pages for users to self-manage their roles and profile information. For step by step information on how to navigate the new pages, download the PDF below.
Navigating the Account Management Links - Account Management Guide

Register a New Organization
Organizations must be registered with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to submit proposals using NSF’s systems. Before a new organization can register with NSF, it must first be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM - https://www.sam.gov) and have a DUNS number. For step by step information on how to register a new organization, download the PDF below.
Register a New Organization - Account Management Guide

Add a New Role
To work on proposal and award activities on National Science Foundation (NSF) systems, a user must have an organization-approved role at an organization registered with NSF. After requesting a role, your organization’s Administrator will receive the request electronically to approve or disapprove it. For step by step information on how to add a new role, download the PDF below.
Add a New Role - Account Management Guide
Add a New Role - Principal Investigator PI/Co-PI - Account Management Guide
Add a New Role – Unaffiliated / Postdoctoral Fellowship Principal Investigator - Account Management Guide

View My Roles
The View My Roles page shows the roles you have requested with pending approval or disapproval from your organization’s administrator as well as your existing approved roles. You may view Organization Contact(s) and also edit your organization contact information. For step by step information on how to view requested roles or view your active roles, download the PDF below.
View My Roles - Requested Role(s) - Account Management Guide
View My Roles - Active Role(s) - Account Management Guide

View My Users
The View My Users page is a dashboard for the organization Administrator to view the organization’s pending role requests and manage user tables. Via this dashboard, the Administrator is able to approve or disapprove role requests, add or remove current user roles, add current NSF users to the organization, invite users to create NSF accounts, and invite current users to update their profile information. For step by step instructions on how to manage your users, download the PDF below.
View My Users – Administrator Dashboard - Account Management Guide